Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has one catering school within its city limits. Kapiolani Community College has a total student population of 9,102. It is the 5366th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Hawaii (#1 is University of Hawaii at Manoa).
Catering students from Honolulu schools who go on to become caterers, professional caterers, food service managers, food service directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 11,218,260 people working as food preparation and serving related employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,880. Also, Meeting and convention planners make on average $48,060 per year and there are about 51,530 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Honolulu area alone, there are 130 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average salary of $52,360. Food preparation and serving related employees in this area earn $24,200/yr and there are 45,960 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 107 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by food preparation and serving related employees, and 0/1000 are held by meeting and convention planners.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kapiolani Community College ends up costing a student $3,425/yr.